Things to do in Miami this weekend – June 26-28

 

Friday, June 26

OPERATION PEDRO PAN EXHIBITION
THE CUBAN CHILDREN’S EXODUS

From 1960-’62, more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children left their homeland in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere. This new exhibit displays testimonies, photographs, letters and other items from the children, now adults.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free with museum admission ($8 adults, $5 kids 6-12, under 6 free).

ULTIMATE MIAMI
TKA & THE COVER GIRLS

Miami freestyle group TKA (“Maria,” “One Way Love”) and The Cover Girls (“Show Me,” “Wishing on a Star”) perform while mixologists and sweet-treat creators compete for the titles of Ultimate Miami Bartender & Dessert, respectively.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $40.

JAZZ AT MOCA
KARINA IGLESIAS

Miami powerhouse vocalist Karina Iglesias — who wowed America and the judges on the reality TV singing show “The Voice” before performing at this year’s Jazz in the Gardens festival — sings with the trio of Brian Robertson on keys, James McCoy on bass and Brian Lange on drums.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; www.mocanomi.org; free.

CD-RELEASE PARTY
THE ASIA PROJECT

The band The Asia Project presents its new album “Touch” in a unique way – by teaming up with spoken-word artists to create a compelling performance with guitar and violin instrumentation, plus dazzling visual accompaniment.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Actor’s Playhouse, Miracle Mile Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; www.actorsplayhouse.org; $25.

JUST DANCE
MOVE LIVE ON TOUR

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough — both champions on “Dancing with the Stars” — show off high-energy moves and choreography in a show that feels like a rock concert for dance.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; Ticketmaster; $50-$70.

Saturday, June 27

MARLINS SATURDAY SPECTACULAR
NEVER STOP BELIEVIN’

After the Fish take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, stick around for a concert by The Ultimate Journey Tribute Show, which captures the look, music and excitement of the Steve Perry years with hits including “Wheel in the Sky,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Stone in Love,” “Lights,” “Who’s Cryin’ Now” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Details: Game time is 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $15.

FREE FOR ALL
THE WOLFSONIAN IN THE GROVE

The Wolfsonian-FIU and The Bookstore in the Grove kick off a monthly team-up to celebrate history and art, centering around talks given on The Wolfsonian-FIU’s highly esteemed illustrated publications, which complement the museum’s exhibitions.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Saturday at The Bookstore in the Grove, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-443-2855 or www.thebookstoreinthegrove.com.

NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH
DEICIDE

Tampa death-metal band notorious for its anti-Christian sentiments shreds the stage along with Murder Suicide, Koroidia and Ancestor.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; www.cultureroom.net; $12.

BLEAULIVE PRESENTS
CAPITAL CITIES

L.A. indie-electropop band whose infectious smash hit “Safe and Sound” still propels the masses to jump up and dance four years after its release will also perform lively tracks including “Kangaroo Court,” “Center Stage” and “One Minute More.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.bleaulive.com; $40-$115.

A REAL STAND-UP GUY
BILLY GARDELL

You know him as Officer Mike Biggs on the hit CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly” (opposite the hilarious Melissa McCarthy). Now see him going back to his stand-up roots, using his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life as material.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $30.74-$61.48.

A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY
STREET OF DREAMS

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, under the direction of Gordon Roberts, performs favorite tunes from the Great White Way with special guest Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony Award nominee and jazz/cabaret diva.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Broward College’s Bailey Hall, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; 954-201-6884 or www.baileyhall.org; $37-$47.

Sunday, June 28

TRIBUTE CONCERT
“YORDANO, NOCHES DE LUNA”

A gathering of top Latin artists pays musical tribute to influential poet, singer, songwriter and storyteller Yordano, whose lively works have touched souls for more than three decades.
Details: 6 p.m. Sunday at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $45-$95.

Next Week

BLUE STARLITE PRESENTS
INDEPENDENCE DAY

You’ve never seen Will Smith beating the you-know-what out of aliens quite like this — in high-def, digital widescreen! Celebrate our nation’s freedom a few days early with this 1996 sci-fi disaster flick, followed by some spectacular fireworks on the big screen.
Details: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Starlite — Coconut Grove behind the Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Miami; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $25 drive-in car space plus entry for two ($55 for dinner).

ROCK EN ESPANOL
MANA

Grammy-winning Mexican pop-rock band that has sold more than 40 million albums and collaborated with Carlos Santana on his album “Supernatural” takes the stage in support of its ninth studio album, “Cama Incendiada.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $50-$300.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
JAMES TORME

The Community Arts Program presents this young singer who infuses jazz classics with soul and R&B, plus the showmanship of his three-time Grammy-winning father, Mel Tormé.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables; www.communityartsprogram.org; $30 advance, $35 at the door.

 

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